F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D.

F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D.

F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D. is the Director of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI), where he worked closely with Dr. Ellis, running groups and workshops. He is the author of Managing Addictions: Cognitive, Emotive and Behavioral Techniques and, more recently, a chapter on alcohol abuse in the Handbook of Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment. In both, he advocates for an integrative, goal-focused approach, incorporating a variety of research-based treatment options. Dr. Bishop is past president of the Division of Addictions of the New York State Psychological Association and the Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies. As national vice president of SMART Recovery® for over twenty years, he was instrumental in the development of SMART Recovery’s Four-Point Program and SMART Recovery Therapy. He has conducted numerous workshops on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and SMART Recovery in the United States and internationally. He has worked at AEI for over twenty years, seeing clients with a wide variety of problems, including anxiety and mood disorders, impulse control problems (addictions), and relationship problems.

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